Classical Mystery Tour: The Beatles’ Abbey Road

Hailed by many critics as The Beatles’ finest album, Abbey Road included such iconic songs as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and “Come Together.” Classical Mystery Tour returns with a tribute to The Beatles’ early years, Abbey Road and many more timeless songs from the greatest band of all time.

Appalachian Spring — Coffee

Few symphonic pieces evoke American vistas like Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Centered on the Shaker hymn, “Simple Gifts,” this work’s spacious tonality defined the archetypical Americana sound. The program begins with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, a sound-world depicting the Scottish Highlands, and Manuel de Falla’s spicy dances from his ballet, The Three-Cornered Hat.

Mahler’s Song of the Earth

Sometimes referred to as Gustav Mahler’s tenth symphony, The Song of the Earth is no ordinary song cycle, titled by the composer “a Symphony for Tenor, Contralto and Orchestra.” Drawing from German adaptations of ancient Chinese poems, the songs explore themes of tragedy and the imminence of death, ultimately asserting a passionate delight in the beauty of living. Witness this narrative through a theatrical lens in this Jacksonville Symphony dramatic staging of Mahler’s profound testament to love and life.

(Canceled) JSYO Festival of Strings

In lieu of a traditional performance, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras winter performance will be recorded and shared with the families for all to enjoy!

Bette, Babs & Beyond

The Symphony and pop/Broadway singers celebrate the stories and songs of the legendary ladies of music: Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner, Aretha, Dolly Parton and more. Singing their GRAMMY and OSCAR-winning hits such as “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “I Will Survive,” “Don’t Rain on my Parade” and “The Way We Were.” You’ll be humming these tunes for days.

Beethoven and Wagner

On Christmas morning of 1870, Richard Wagner’s new wife, Cosima, awakened to quite the surprise: 15 musicians on the staircase outside of her bedroom performing a new piece Richard had written for her birthday. In this instrumental pastorale, Wagner lovers will hear many favorite horn calls and bird songs from the Ring Cycle opera, Siegfried. Edward Elgar’s own little gift to his wife, Salut d’amour (Hello Love), is a warm and charming intermezzo on this program that opens with a lesser-known but brilliant gem from Wagner’s greatest influence, Beethoven.

Patriotic Pops — Coffee

The Symphony commemorates Memorial Day and honors those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the freedom we cherish. Sing along to your favorite patriotic selections from The Star-Spangled Banner to the themes of the great branches of our military. One of the most inspiring events of the season.

Patriotic Pops

The Symphony commemorates Memorial Day and honors those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the freedom we cherish. Sing along to your favorite patriotic selections from The Star-Spangled Banner to the themes of the great branches of our military. One of the most inspiring events of the season.